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Area Sports Briefs

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Rifle High School’s cross country team is holding a 7:30 p.m. meeting Monday at the RHS track for anyone interested in joining the team for the fall season.

United Soccer Coaches will join Glenwood Soccer to host two summer camps for players 4 to 13 years old. Marley Wilson and visiting British coaches will offer a week of soccer activities, games and competition.

The camps will be held at the Glenwood Park soccer field from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 13-17 and Aug. 10-14.

The cost is $110 per session and registration is available online at or by calling the club office at 945-6091.

Defiance Volleyball Club will be having a youth skills camp July 20-22 from 9-11 a.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School. All kids, preschool through eighth grade, are welcome. The cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt.

For more information or to register, contact Denise Greene at 984-3813, 379-9874, or

The Rifle High School football coaching staff will be holding a four-day camp beginning Aug. 10.

A youth camp for players in the first through sixth grades will run Aug. 10-13 from 2-3 p.m. at Bears Stadium. A high school camp for players in the seventh through 12th grades runs Aug. 10-13 from 4-6 p.m.

Each camp costs $40 if pre-registered (by Aug. 7). Day-of registration is $50 and begins at 1:15 p.m. on Aug. 10 for the youth camp and at 3:30 p.m. for the high school camp.

The camps are open to anyone, not just current or future Rifle High School students.

Rifle High School’s new head coach, Ryan Sulkowski, and his staff will be handling the instruction. The program’s new frontman has assembled a staff with nearly 100 years of combined coaching experience, one with numerous championships at the high school and collegiate levels to its credit.

Contact Sulkowski at (229) 256-1070 for more information.

Accelerate Human Performance in Glenwood Springs is offering middle school sports conditioning classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

The class will help sixth- through eighth-graders improve in quickness, agility, speed, balance and help prevent sports-related injuries.

Sports conditioning is designed to improve all athletic abilities and self-confidence on the playing field, court or ice.

Call John at 379-1375 or Judy at 618-1066 for information and to sign up.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is back in Carbondale for its seventh season. The 12-week series runs until Aug. 20.

Gates open every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. each week, with slack at 6:30 p.m. and grand entry at 7:30 p.m. sharp. The Gus Darien Riding Arena hosts the weekly rodeo and is located on County Road 100.

Admission is $8 per person or $25 per car load. A car load is six people or less. For each additional person over six in a carload, admission is $5 per person. Children under 10 years old are free.

The rodeo series is produced by a not-for-profit volunteer association and is offering a new event this year: youth break away roping.

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